Pro Quest continues to develop and expand partnerships in order to raise the visibility of dissertations and theses through high-quality, relevant indexes and databases. Unless authors choose to embargo their work, copies are available for sale directly from Pro Quest via the Dissertation Express service and the PQDT index database – for researchers or libraries to purchase copies.
These services focus on serving the information needs of the global research community.
Can I distribute my dissertation elsewhere if I submit it to Pro Quest?
Yes, submission to Pro Quest is non-exclusive, and authors are totally free to publish their work or make it available elsewhere at any time.
At any given time, some of the works from Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses are unavailable due to embargoes.
Embargo restrictions are typically requested by authors as copyright holders, in consultation with their universities, and may be placed for various reasons.For the exact number of dissertations in Pro Quest Dissertation & Theses Global, search for publication year higher than the year 1000. What is the quality of the dissertation PDFs contained in the database?At Pro Quest, we strive to maximize the quality of scans based upon current technologies.PQDT Global now offers abstracts and indexing for approximately 4 million dissertations and theses, with full text (PDFs) for more than 2 million of those works.Coverage for the database begins in 1637, and full-text coverage is primarily from 1997 forward. S.-content to PQDT Full Text, the predecessor to PQDT Global, for a long time through extensive and longstanding partnerships with graduate institutions in Canada; and PQDT Global now includes dissertations and theses from more than 60 countries.We anticipate that this project will be complete in 2014.Back to top Why are some dissertations/theses embargoed?How long has Pro Quest been disseminating and archiving doctoral dissertations and theses?Pro Quest has partnered with academic institutions around the world to archive and disseminate a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. Pro Quest now has partnerships with most of the doctoral institutions in the U. and Canada and with a significant and growing list of international universities.The program started in 1939 with a goal to create a U. Each year, Pro Quest adds more than 130,000 new dissertations and theses to its largest dissertation database, Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global.How much content is contained in the Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses Global?